The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran. The measure, authored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says Trump must win approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. Eight Republicans joined with Democrats to pass the resolution by a 55-45 vote. Kaine [
Eight Senate Republicans voted with all 47 Democrats on Thursday to rein in President Trump's ability to take military action against Iran, paving the way for a veto showdown with the White House.Senators voted 55-
“The last thing this country should do is rush into or blunder into another war in the Middle East," says Tim Kaine.
The war powers resolution bans President Trump from attacking Iran without congressional approval.
The bipartisan measure passed in a 55-45 vote.
The resolution would require Trump to remove US troops engaged in hostilities against Iran unless Congress declared war or passed a specific authorization for the use of military force.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned the Senate against adopting a resolution that would curb his ability to wage war against Iran, saying it would send "a very bad signal" and allow Tehran to act with impunity.
This is what a liberated post-acquittal Donald Trump looks like: not chastened, as some of the more dishonest Senate Republicans said they hoped he would be, but ever more brazen in his corruption and his destruction of democratic institutions. Tuesday was a nightmare for justice in the United States of America, with three top prosecutors either stepping down from the case or resigning entirely as Attorney General William Barr obeyed a Trump tweet and intervened in the sentencing recommendations...
The Senate this week is poised to pass a resolution that would limit President Trump’s ability to use military force against Iran, where a drone strike earlier this year killed a top Iranian general and sparked retaliatory missile strikes against U.S forces in Iraq.
Although Mitch McConnell may ultimately defer to the president, the Iran resolution is an important first step in Congress' reasserting its prerogatives.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS News) — The Senate approved a war powers resolution blocking President Trump from engaging in hostilities with Iran without congressional approval, a measure which has bipartisan support but not enough to overturn an all but certain veto from the White House. The vote passed 55 to 45, with eight Republicans joining all [